Only for the Lovers of Knowledge…

There are a number of verses in the Qur’an showing that the inhabitants of Paradise will visit and remind each other of what they had between them and what they used to occupy themselves with during their time in this life (see as-Saffat; 50-51 and at-Tur; 25-28).

Ibn al-Qayyim, in his book ‘Hadi al-Arwah’ (p. 338), concludes a chapter on this topic by describing the state of those who loved to read, discuss, and otherwise occupy themselves with Shar’i knowledge during their time in this world while everyone else was doing their thing:

“…And if they will discuss the things that happened between them, then discussing what they were curious about in this world related to knowledge, understanding the Qur’an and Sunnah, and the authenticity of ahadith is even more likely and appropriate. This is because discussing these things in this life was more pleasurable for them than eating, drinking, and sex.

So, discussing this in Paradise would be even sweeter, and this is a pleasure that only the people of knowledge experience, and it’s what distinguishes them from everyone else…”

7 Responses to “Only for the Lovers of Knowledge…”

  1. Umm Khawla Says:

    Great post. JazaakAllaahu khayran fid-dunya wal-aakhirah.

  2. great post mashaAllah, really motivating and a good self-reminder too. jzkk.

  3. zanjabeel Says:

    Paradise is Paradise everything will be sweet , if the most pleasurable of experiences in this life is to obtain Islamic knowledge, then we have that pleasure magnified how many times in Paradise , beyond comprehension but Masha’Allah what an incentive , this is exciting just to think who we can gain more knowledge from in the most pleasant of enviroments and company

  4. Umm Ruqayya Says:

    What I understand out of his rahimahullah words is also not to allow each other the luxury to cut each others heads off if we differe in some points, but rather to respect each other even more.

    Of course, only as long we do not differe in basic aqida issues

  5. Abu Mujahid Says:

    Masha’Allah…great post. But is this the full text?

  6. sub7anAllah!
    nice post.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Maa Shaa Allah!!!

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